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Day May 21, 2009

Senate Democrats: Committed to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans

Senate Democrats have made improving health care for Americans a top priority.  Health care reform should protect what works in American health care, while fixing what doesn’t work.  Health care costs have reached crisis levels for families, businesses, and the government, and we all have a shared responsibility for bringing costs down and ensuring quality,…

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Reid: Troop-Funding Bill Will Give Military Tools They Need To Do Their Jobs And Make America Safer

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate passed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill:   “This bill expresses Democrats’ commitment to strengthening our military, rebuilding our standing in the world and reducing key security threats.  It will give our brave troops – including the nearly 1,000 men and women…

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s National Security Speech

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today:   “The President today reiterated the belief we both share that closing Guantanamo will make America more secure.  I share his concern that we must ensure our national security needs and our Constitutional values continue to coexist, and that the rule of law must…

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Key Obama Budget Investments in Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010Budget Request includes critical investments in a number of important health care programs.  This Fact Sheet provides a summary of those proposed investments.  Congress will take these recommendations under consideration, along with its own priorities, as it works to complete the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations process in keeping with the Fiscal…

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Key Obama Budget Investments in Education

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request includes critical investments in a number of important education programs.  This Fact Sheet provides a summary of those proposed investments.  Congress will take these recommendations under consideration, along with its own priorities, as it works to complete the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations process in keeping with the Budget…

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Senate Democrats Continue Push for Investments in Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans

America suffers from a health care cost crisis; skyrocketing health care costs strain family budgets, undermine the competitiveness of American businesses, and are unsustainable for federal and state governments.  Too many Americans live in fear of the astronomical costs they will incur if they or their families experience an unexpected health care emergency.  Senate Democrats…

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Senate Democrats Continue Our Commitment to Honoring the Service of Our Nation’s Veterans

Senate Democrats have a long record of working to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned through their service.  For the past several years, congressional Democrats have led the effort to fill in critical funding shortfalls at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) left behind by the previous Administration…

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Declaración de Reid Sobre el Discurso de Obama Sobre Seguridad Nacional

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones: “El Presidente hoy reiteró algo que él y yo compartimos: hay que cerrar a Guantánamo para hacer más seguro a los Estados Unidos. Comparto la visión de que nuestra seguridad nacional y nuestros valores constitucionales pueden coexistir y que la…

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Health Reform Required to Address the Health Care Cost Crisis

Make no mistake – we have a health care cost crisis in America.  The skyrocketing costs of health care – including insurance premiums, co-payments and prescription drugs – are hitting families, businesses, and the government.  Too many Americans live in fear of the astronomical costs they will incur if they or their families experience an…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 21, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.2346, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. The time until 10:00am will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees and for debate only. 10:00am cloture vote on H.R.2346. 9:30am filing deadline for germane second degree amendments. The Senate has entered into an agreement to complete action on H.R.2346, the Emergency…

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